Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
The NIHCM Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of America's health care system.
  • Data Insights

    Mental illness has become more common over the last decade, particularly among 18- to 25-year-olds. This Data Insights looks at trends in mental health and their implications for the future.

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  • Briefing

    NIHCM Foundation led a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss social determinants of health and the opioid crisis with Founding President and CEO Nancy Chockley, former CMS Administrator Don Berwick, Curtis Barnett of Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, Craig Samitt of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, and Grant Baldwin from the CDC.

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  • Data Insights

    As urbanization increases, an older, sicker and poorer population remains in rural America. Despite the health care challenges posed by these changes, promising initiatives can improve rural health.

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  • Advisory Board

    NIHCM Foundation is pleased to welcome Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Sherry Glied, PhD, and Katherine Baicker, PhD, to its distinguished Advisory Board. Their ideas and insights will advance NIHCM's mission to improve health care for millions of Americans.

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  • Awards

    NIHCM Foundation hosted the 25th Annual NIHCM Awards at the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. to recognize outstanding health care research and journalism.

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  • News

    NIHCM welcomed Secretary Azar to a meeting in March to discuss efforts by the Department of Health and Human Services to transform health care by lowering costs and improving value for patients.

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Events

October 11, 2019
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This DC briefing explored ways to build healthier communities by addressing social determinants of health and the opioid crisis.

November 18, 2019
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Part of the Beyond the Beltway: Health Policy Webinars for Journalists series, this webinar explored the current landscape of the long-term care delivery system.

In the News

November 2019
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Engaging Medicaid Patients: Obstacles, Successes & the Impact of Medicaid Waivers

February 10, 2017 | 08:00 AM
09:30 AM ET

EngagingMedicaidPatientsNumberWith President Donald Trump now in office, we may be entering a new era of state-level flexibility in Medicaid. In addition to the President’s platform of Medicaid block grants, his nominee to lead CMS is the architect of Indiana’s Medicaid expansion waiver, which includes premiums and health savings accounts packaged as “personal responsibility provisions.” These provisions carry the imperative to engage beneficiaries, helping them understand how their coverage works. This webinar identified obstacles to engaging Medicaid patients as well as success stories, with an eye on meeting the potential challenges of Medicaid reform.

Speakers covered the following:

  • The information needs of Medicaid consumers and common communications challenges, such as technology disparities and cultural barriers
  • Strategies for connecting consumers with critical information and community-based supports
  • Opportunities for the new Administration to encourage state innovation through waivers, and early insights on the impact of the Michigan and Indiana waivers on coverage and access to care

Speakers

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Parie Garg, PhD
Oliver Wyman
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Merrill Friedman
Anthem, Inc.
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Renya Spak
Mercer Health and Benefits
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MaryBeth Musumeci
Kaiser Family Foundation
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Joan Alker
Georgetown University Center for Children and Families

Presentation Slides

"Providing Health Information to Vulnerable Populations," by Parie Garg, PhD
"Addressing Member Needs through Social and Community-Based Supports," by Merrill Friedman
"Health Engagement--Lessons Learned From the Employer Sector," by Renya Spak, MPH
"An Early Look at Medicaid Expansion Waiver Implementation in Michigan and Indiana," by MaryBeth Musumeci
"Future of Medicaid Waivers," by Joan Alker

Additional Resources

Oliver Wyman Resources

Events

October 11, 2019
CHB-2019-Graphic

This DC briefing explored ways to build healthier communities by addressing social determinants of health and the opioid crisis.

November 18, 2019
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Part of the Beyond the Beltway: Health Policy Webinars for Journalists series, this webinar explored the current landscape of the long-term care delivery system.

In the News

November 2019
Population Health Spotlight
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Grants

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We are no longer accepting letters of inquiry for the 2019-2020 round of grantmaking. NIHCM will notify grant winners in November 2019.

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Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program

We are no longer accepting letters of inquiry for the 2019-2020 round of grantmaking. A small number of applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal in September.

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Awards

Winners Named in the 25th Annual Research and Journalism Awards

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Congratulations to all of the winners of the 25th Annual NIHCM Foundation Research and Journalism Awards! The winners and finalists were honored at a banquet in Washington, DC, in May.

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